Check our ‘Wedding Know How’ with Liz Taylor’s tips on planning a festive wedding this year: FESTIVE WEDDING TIPS
A wedding at Christmas really is becoming more and more popular both for at home and weddings abroad. You can create an atmosphere at a festive wedding that is unlike any other time of year by harnessing the Christmas feeling with the décor, but you aren’t limited to this. I have planned weddings at Christmas time that adopt lots of styles but what tends to stand out are the romantic, elegant weddings ….and without a Christmas tree in sight. Rooms lined white and washed with electric blue or hot pink lighting, twigs and leaves sprayed white at table decor, and a ‘frosted’ dance floor to create a frozen lake in the centre of your own winter wonderland.
We have worked in castles, stately homes and boutique hotels to capture the charm of winter’s day for example – think log fires roaring, drinks served on a heated terrace or in Yurts which are dotted with sofas and warm rugs, and offer traditional heart-warming food of adopt the trend for casual ‘bowl’ foods and a late night hot chocolate with a shot of brandy for the adults!
Some brides have preferred a wedding style that is bright, colourful and energetic – exactly the opposite to the weather outside. The Moroccan styling comes to mind here – rich, deep colours which exude warmth and glamour.
Or head abroad for some winter sun. Prices can be less expensive at this time of year, many people are off work for the holidays anyway and so more likely to attend the wedding, and there really is something particularly welcome about enjoying a little sunshine when the weather at home is dire!
Whatever your style is, a wedding around Christmas can work exceptionally well but like any wedding, you need to plan early so get that thinking cap on!